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Spring 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 2nd Semester  ›  General Studies

Intercultural Competence – Fit for international collaboration

Course Code:
Susanne Philippsen
Course Type:
BSc Course General Studies
Week Hours:
Spring 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Intercultural Competence – Fit for international collaboration

Working globally in virtual teams or studying abroad requires a high degree of intercultural competence. Although it is often very inspiring to work or study with people from all over the world, there are several global collaboration challenges. This innovative training concept combines interactive Live-Webinars with content on the Moodle learning platform. A variety of formats like self-reflection activities as well as inspiring talks and videos makes intercultural learning fun!

Learning objectives:

  • Cultural influences on our perception, thoughts and behaviour
  • Reflection of one’s own cultural identity
  • Stereotypes versus cultural standards
  • Recognition of self and foreign perception
  • How to deal with global collaboration challenges like different time management, communication styles as well as differences in teamwork and leadership
  • Success factors of virtual collaboration
  • Strategies for a trustful co-operation and partnership across national borders
  • You will reflect on your personal strengths and challenges and define individual goals

Live-Webinar 1 on 18 March 2022

Group 1: 10.00 - 12.30 h

Group 2: 14.00 - 16.30 h

Live-Webinar 2 on 08 April 2022

Group 2: 10.00 - 12.30 h

Group 1: 14.00 - 16.30 h

Additional learning time on Moodle and reflection note (from 18 March to 15 April) for

approx. 4 h. Submission deadline is 15.04.2022.

Senior Business Trainer:

Susanne Philippsen, Certified Trainer for Intercultural Competence & Systemic Coach

Friday, 18/03/2022
10:00 AM till 12:30 PM
Friday, 18/03/2022
02:00 PM till 04:30 PM
Friday, 08/04/2022
10:00 AM till 12:30 PM
Friday, 08/04/2022
02:00 PM till 04:30 PM
participation in webinars (50%) and reflection paper(50%)